A British bridge building firm that was caught in a number of bribery and corruption scandals world wide and in Ghana round 2010, Mabey & Johnson, has returned to the nation on a £43m contract to construct 89 bridges. This deal was developed on the third UK-Ghana Business Council in 2019.
Mabey & Johnson has been a number one builder of bridges world wide.
Two ministers whose names got here up throughout the trial of Mabey & Johnson in London, Dr. George Sipa Yankey, Minister of Health and Amadu Seidu, Minister of State on the Presidency resigned from their jobs October 9, 2010.
The British Serious Office that investigated and located Mabey & Johnson responsible, fined the corporate £5 million.
In 2012, the corporate was amongst 21 summoned earlier than Parliament to elucidate their indebtedness to the Ghana authorities. The firms had been requested to elucidate their incapability to repay a authorities of Ghana assured mortgage of £112.5 million.
The firm because the incidents, went by a lot of transformations together with having an externally accredited anti-corruption administration system to BS10500 of The British Standards Institution (BSI) which is the UK’s nationwide requirements physique. In 2018 it additionally obtained the ISO 37001 accreditation, which demonstrates its administration methods work to counter bribery and corruption.
The Ghana authorities on October 28, 2020 chosen Mabey Bridges as the popular provider for a serious new emergency bridge programme. Under the programme, Mabey Bridges will construct 89 emergency bridges throughout Ghana.
Mabey Bridges has mentioned in a press launch copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, that the £43m bridge programme was developed by the Ministry of Roads and Highways as a part of its technique to enhance connectivity for rural communities post-disaster, enabling faster, safer and extra environment friendly entry to employment, training and healthcare. Mabey Bridges will design, manufacture and ship the 89 bridges over two years.
“It also provides full technical support to assist with local project management and implementation, and incorporates a comprehensive training package for local engineers delivered by an expert qualified bridge installation team, both in the UK and in-country,” the corporate mentioned.
Mabey Bridge is now a US firm, Acrow Group subsidiary primarily based in Gloucestershire, UK.
By Emmanuel Okay. Dogbevi